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Cocoa (FL) High School rising senior Jatana Folston won her first gold medal after nine years of AAU action on Saturday
Cocoa junior Jatana Folston pulled off the rare 400/800 double at 2A Region 4.
We used our virtual meet to see which girls and boys individuals and teams are projected to bring home medals.
Which girl had the best performance of the week?
Cocoa junior Jatana Folston set a new state meet record and one of the best all-time 600 outdoor marks with her time of 1:32.04 at the Flagler Pinnacle Classic.
Check out our virtual meet and don't forget to keep it locked on FLRunners.com for photos, results, and a recap of all the action.
Check out our region by region virtual meets.
We preview all of the action from the South Florida triple regional at Tradewinds Park.
Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida will welcome nearly three dozen teams from around the state for the annual Kowboy Invitational which you can WATCH LIVE on MileSplit Saturday morning. We give you five storylines we are looking forward to the most. Keep it locked on FLRunners.com for archived video, interviews, photos, recaps, results, and more.
The Cocoa boys are ready to show the state the eye of the Tiger and take a bit out of the competition. After finishing as the 2A runner-up in 2016, Coach Tyrone Giscombe's group is ranked fifth in our 2A team rankings heading into the 2017 season. We caught up with him to talk about the team, the expectations, and more.
American Heritage won the 2A crown in 2016, but lose hurdler McKinly Brown to graduation. The school has one of the top football programs in the country and will hope to get some of those gridiron standouts onto the track. Anthony Schwartz is the defending 100/200m champion and was a major factor in the team's relays. Six other teams are listed higher on our pre-season rankings making the chance to defend very hard. Satellite High School is the top team with an impressive distance corp and the number one ranked pole vaulter in Noah Mumme.
Four of the top five boys 4x400m relay teams hailed from South Florida this season. The Miami Northwestern Bulls waited until the last meet of the year, the 3A state championship, to drop a state leading 3:14.22. American High School also ran 3:14, 3:14.75, with a total of twelve schools running 3:19 or better. Take a look at the top 500 boys 4x400m relay teams in the state for 2016.
Saturday the best athletes and teams from around Florida will head to Gainesville, for the 9th and final Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet. For many, this is their first indoor meet and the beginning of their road in the 2016 season. See what the Cocoa Tigers (E.O.T.O.), Miami Gardens XPress boys, Khalifa St. Fort and her Born 2 Do it teammates, Alfreda Steele and her Pedagogy Track Club teammates, and the Northeast High School girls and boys are doing to gear up for this weekend's test.
It's no secret that Chauncey Gardner was a HUGE part of the Cocoa Tigers track and field team. Despite him graduating early and enrolling at the University of Florida, Coach Tyrone Giscombe says they will be just fine with a strong sprint/jumps crew and incoming transfer Jeremy Lawson from Gainesville. West Florida Tech, our second ranked team's success will depend on the health of two-sport standout Valentino Espinoza who didn't compete at the state meet in 2015. We rank every boys team in class 2A!
Chauncey Gardner has his eyes set on gold. Everyday for the past week the Cocoa junior has been writing motivational notes in his phone, drilling the concept in his head that he is unbeatable, but to also stay HUMBLE and stay focused.
Cocoa High School's Freddie Booth-Lloyd always dreamt of being a star on the football field. After his performance at the Astronaut Relays on Saturday, the Tiger's senior has become an internet sensation appearing on numerous websites, but for his track speed. You see Booth-Lloyd is 6'2 320 pounds, a defensive end on the football team, and a Temple University signee. Not the protypical size for a sprinter, but in the thrower relay you throw size out the window. Getting the baton as the second leg of the 4x100 meter race, check out the big man's footwork and quickness.